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  • purplera1n for Mac Released - Jailbreak your iPhone 3GS


    purplera1n, Geohot's iPhone 3GS jailbreak solution, is now available in Mac flavor, thanks to AriX and westbaer.

    Seems to work smooth, although the same issues still apply as with the Windows version of pureplera1n - namely WinterBoard not working.

    Here's how to use the tool:

    Go to purplera1n.com, and click the Mac logo to download the tool. Make sure your iPhone 3GS is connected to your computer.

    Unzip the program if your browser didn't already for you, and double-click the purplera1n icon to launch the app.

    (Note: this is Intel only. PPC folks will be greeted with this pretty message: )





    Press the button that says Make it ra1n!



    purplera1n will let you know its waiting for your iPhone. The iPhone will go into recovery mode while this is happening.



    You'll see the modest geohot's image on your iPhone.



    Assuming all goes well, within a minute or two you should see the Done! Wait... message in purplera1n.



    After the iPhone boots, it will have a new app called Freeze with a white icon.



    Open Freeze and tap 'Install Cydia'. It will now download and install the package and then clean the installation. Wait till it says 'Finished!' and then just exit to home screen. If you still don't have cydia, reboot the phone and use freeze again.





    Your iPhone 3GS is now jailbroken with Cydia installed!



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    This article was originally published in forum thread: purplera1n for Mac Released - Jailbreak your iPhone 3GS started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 208 Comments
    1. ninthchamber99's Avatar
      ninthchamber99 -
      I am tempted to jailbreak using the Mac version just to try it out. The Windows version worked great for me!!
    1. salayyad's Avatar
      salayyad -
      the mac version was flawless didnt get to try the windows version. im still stunned at the ease of this method of jailbreak compared to quickpwn
    1. f3nd3rmus1c's Avatar
      f3nd3rmus1c -
      so the mac version of purplera1n came out about an hour after i used boot camp XP to jailbreak it?

      awesome [:
    1. ninthchamber99's Avatar
      ninthchamber99 -
      Quote Originally Posted by f3nd3rmus1c View Post
      so the mac version of purplera1n came out about an hour after i used boot camp XP to jailbreak it?

      awesome [:
      Crappy timing but at least you jailbroke the phone and if anything acts up you now know that an easier Mac verison is available.
    1. FUKRIAA's Avatar
      FUKRIAA -
      Wow Purplera1n is amazing. It worked like a charm and you just need to click one button to do it. I wish there was an advanced mode though so I can feel like I'm apart of the jailbreak haha.
    1. SPS's Avatar
      SPS -
      I downloaded the MAC version, did a complete restore on my iPhone just so I could do a full test of this version (since i was bored now that we are fully JB'd ) and everything worked awesome!! Donated $25 to Geo for the cause!
    1. Nintendo Tim's Avatar
      Nintendo Tim -
      uhh...not seeing a Mac logo anywhere on the site.

      [edit] nevermind...after a few refreshes, it showed up
    1. iLoKaNoBoi8o8's Avatar
      iLoKaNoBoi8o8 -
      Can someone check if winterboard working?
    1. TheOrioles33's Avatar
      TheOrioles33 -
      So is PurpleRain the "official" jailbraking procedure for the 3GS? No need to wait for pwnage?
    1. midgetadam's Avatar
      midgetadam -
      My phone has more than just Prince on it now ... PurpleRa1n PurpleRa111111n.
    1. billchase2's Avatar
      billchase2 -
      hmmm... okay, maybe i will bite the bullet. any word on winterboard? if it isn't working, do we know if it'll just be a winterboard update to fix it? or will we need to rejailbreak to fix it?
    1. lillstar12's Avatar
      lillstar12 -
      anyone got any ideas ???

      Jailbroke and then added ultrasnow , restarted the phoneand everything works except wifi ???

      Please help
    1. Bernie-Mac's Avatar
      Bernie-Mac -
      The mac desktop icon for purplera1n is awesome
    1. nicallen63's Avatar
      nicallen63 -
      Awesome, just downloaded while sitting in the air port about to get on the plane. Maybe i will try jailbreaking it while in flight.
    1. Bernie-Mac's Avatar
      Bernie-Mac -
      Quote Originally Posted by midgetadam View Post
      My phone has more than just Prince on it now ... PurpleRa1n PurpleRa111111n.
      I love Prince so this tool is a little cooler than the other to me
    1. acaijr73's Avatar
      acaijr73 -
      Quote Originally Posted by lillstar12 View Post
      anyone got any ideas ???

      Jailbroke and then added ultrasnow , restarted the phoneand everything works except wifi ???

      Please help

      did u try a soft reset on the phone??
    1. lillstar12's Avatar
      lillstar12 -
      Quote Originally Posted by acaijr73 View Post
      did u try a soft reset on the phone??
      Did a restart and still wont find any wifi networks getting really annoying

      Any more ideas please

      Done 1 restore and re jailbreak already on windows might try it on a mac now
    1. acaijr73's Avatar
      acaijr73 -
      Quote Originally Posted by midgetadam View Post
      My phone has more than just Prince on it now ... PurpleRa1n PurpleRa111111n.


      Lol lol cute...............

      Quote Originally Posted by lillstar12 View Post
      Did a restart and still wont find any wifi networks getting really annoying

      Any more ideas please

      Done 1 restore and re jailbreak already on windows might try it on a mac now
      i meant with the home and power button reset.... or u can go into wifi and do a manual find your wireless network..... if that dont do it then yea id say try a restore then rejailbreak
    1. yamir49's Avatar
      yamir49 -
      Thanks!!
    1. Go Gators's Avatar
      Go Gators -
      I just finished jailbreaking and unlocking my 3gs with Purplera1n using the Mac version and it worked perfectly!! Not one issue. I have already made a couple of calls with tmobile with no problems at all! Thanks so much guys. My new phone is no longer an ipod!